2008 Subaru Outback User Reviews

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Users ranked 2008 Subaru Outback against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Review
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    75

    Awesome Car, Rally Car In The Snow — Not much to say, it's the 2.5i automatic so not very exciting, but it'll carry 4 people comfortably anywhere, rain/shine/snow. The only reason I would sell it would be to replace it with a newer model (2010 and above).

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Ground clearance, snow driving, cargo capacity, comfortable seats

    Cons: Underpowered, missing fifth/sixth gear

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Subaru Outback Basic Review
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    125

    Love It! — This is a great little car that I bought used to travel to work. Gas mileage is good and handling even better, especially in snow. So far there have been no maintenance problems. I have a manual transmission that shifts easily and smooth. I love this car and would like to get a new one someday.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: RIde, Handling, Gas Mileage, Comfort

    Cons: Inconveniently located cup holders, accessory covers that don't close properly, only minor things

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Review
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    Subaru Outback 2008 — It is a great car, especially if you really need a wagon. It is a perfect size. Very roomy without being a bulky SUV. The AWD is fantastic, this is a great all-weather car. Makes sense why this a such a common car in New England.

    Pros: This is a great car. Excellent quality. Well appointed with useful amenities.

    Cons: None, really.

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited Review
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    Best Car I've Ever Owned. — The outback is for our lifestyle. Outdoors, kids, family mixed with everyday life this car can basically handle anything I throw at it. My husband is an avid white water kayaker and he can haul three boats and three people with gear no problem. Nuff said.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I love how safe this car is for me and my family. The AWD makes me feel comfortable in inclement weather. Comfortable and roomy with two kids and cargo.

    Cons: Lack of room in the back seat.

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited Review
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    Solid, Safe, Economical Performer. — No complaints. All wheel drive for Midwestern winters. Good handling. Easy on gas. No major repairs after two years of ownership (purchased used in 2010). Sound system pretty decent. High safety ratings. Only drawback is poor acceleration on the highway.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: All wheel drive, fuel economy.

    Cons: Doesn't accelerate well on the highway.

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Review
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    Outback Outrstanding — This is the car that does everything it is supposed to do . This is one up from the base and still has heated seats, mirrors and wipers. And in the Inland Northwest these are true attributes. Great gas mileage in lieu of power. Althoug h it is a Jelly bean in the northwest,but that's because it does what it was designed to do .

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Best car I have ever owned and one of the cheapest

    Cons: Could use the addtional power Better sound system

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited Review
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    135

    2nd Review Of This Car — September 2011 hurricane Irene was fast approaching the eastern states, worried about losing power altogether, I therefore purchased an electric start generator on line thru Costco, the carrier cannot deliver the item ordered due to the fact the street is narrow and it is a dead end, the carrier ask if I have a pickup truck, replied "no, I don't have one but have a Subaru Outback", "that will do" proceeded to pick it up from the carrier terminal-with so much doubt in my mind, but the little mule hauled and delivered.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: a mule

    Cons: none

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Review
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    See Above — I love an All-Wheel-Drive. The Subaru has symetrical AWD, equal drive to all wheels. There's nothing like getting into a slide on a loose or muddy road and having the confidence to drive through the situation without losing control. With the high safety rating that Subaru have earned, I feel confident to put my family in this car and know they will be as safe as they can be. Pros: AWD, love it. Subaru reliability. Resale value. Three mode auto trans, Auto - Sport Auto - Sport Manual . 8.6L/100Km ave. The 2.5L boxer 4cyl motor can be very spritley when you give it the ask and use the auto to full capability. Very comfortable seats. Ergonomics are excellent. everything is at your fingertips. Looks great (well, we think so!). Reasonable load space for a car of this size. Cons: Not that good for towing (surprisingly). No low range with the auto. Has had a small rattle in the drivers door and a squeek in the drivers seat since we bought it. Cruise control could be more precise. The 2.5L boxer engine is tuned for long life, not performance; With the auto, it can be a slug at times. Overall: It's a nice drive. Nothing too outrageous or to boring. It's a car that is built for a purpose and it fulfills it's purpose perfectly.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited Review
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    Good Choice. — The worst: seats are very uncomfortable, and interior measures: it is very small for a car of its size. The best: the rest. It is awesome. High MPG, fast acceleration, AWD stands AWESOMED, reliable. It's a pitty not having more engine offer, mainly turboes.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: For experiencing grip in all circumstances.

    Cons: The seats.

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    2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Review
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    Subaru Is The Best. — First I was sceptical about getting an Outback, but once I got it I love it. It is very spacious, when it comes to performace the four cilynder engine does it's job, it is powerful. Build quality is very nice, better then my previous cars that I owned, I like the way it look inside and Outside. I tried my on ice, snow, sand, dirt, and the handling is very good due to symmetrical All Wheel Drive. My gas milage is great, from the whole tank I can get about 300-320 miles. I get city 20-21 mpg/g and highway 25-26 mpg/g. And my average is 22.6-23.5 mpg/g. When it comes to maintanance Subarus are build to live.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The value you of a car for the money you pay!!!

    Cons: non

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Subaru Outback Reviews

    2015 Outback Crossbar Is Curved!! By VTsubarubiker

    Subaru Outback for 2015 built-in rooftop crossbars are elliptical. Bicycle trays will tilt to one side. Does anyone out there know what risk attends to travelling at 70 MPH with bike on the rack tilt... Read More

    Its A Very Well Made Car With Alot Of Room And Very Quiet By reblhunter

    mostly i love the car the only thing id change is make the seats a little softer and maybe 20 more ft/lbs of torque for pulling my boat. but this is a 4 cyl. its great in the snow . i go ice fishing ... Read More

    2014 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Absolutely Love It. By cscott1958

    Looks, safety, handling, performance, reliability are all of very high standard. This is a car that we plan on owning for a very long time. It is a car known for safety and reliability, but the handl... Read More

    Not Perfect, But A Sweet, Smart Ride By rogier

    Two months ago, I bought a 2014 Outback Limited with leather seats, a moonroof, the backup camera, and the remote starter, but without the EyeSight system. The EyeSight, whose cameras are pretty clunk... Read More

    2013 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Great Car That Is Fun To Drive And Easy To Drive By Carter0027

    Love just about everything. The only thing that I think could be changed is the center computer. It's next to the speedometer and it gives no important information and doesn't need to be there. It als... Read More

    Good Solid Family Car With Luxury Appeal By Elissa

    I upgraded my Outback with EyeSight for safety and love it! I'm convinced it's saved me from a few fender benders already. I like the roominess. But I buy Subarus (this is my fourth) for their overall... Read More

    2012 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Good Vehicle That Does What It Is Designed To Do! By capfev

    One of the best if not the best AWD systems around with great handling and comfortable ride. It does however have too many blind spots, and the gas mileage could be better. All in all a very safe wa... Read More

    Capable All-weather Performer With Style. By Natron1971

    I have liked the reliability and overall build quality of the car. The handling and all-weather sure-footedness are very appreciated in the fall and winters in the PNW. We feel very safe going on fa... Read More

    2011 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Subaru Outback By WhitSmith

    Pretty good car for the moola. Every mechanic north of Massachusetts knows how to work on these cars. To say they are ubiquitous is an understatement. If you don't mind driving the same car as 1/2 the... Read More

    Standard Awd , Good Fuel Economy And Low Maintenance Costs By Lgberrios

    The handing is more than acceptable. The 2.5i Is visually appealing. It has a sporty look yet makes a great family car without having the "minivan look". There is ample cargo space and a spacious ar... Read More

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